Back in June I discussed ways to Organize Your Entry. Today with fall just around the corner (yikes, I know!), I’d like to share ideas for transitioning your entry or mudroom for the cooler and wet weather ahead.
Keep it Outside.
Keeping mud, dirt, and snow outside where it belongs is step #1 in preparing your mudroom or entryway for the cooler months ahead. Place a boot scraper on a porch, near the front door or in the garage. Dirt will fall through and can then be swept away.
Bench & Tray It.
Going a step further to help keep floors clean longer, snow and rain boots are best removed and kept in the mudroom, garage, or entryway. Providing family members and guests with a place to sit is a good idea. I like bench seats with cubbies so that mittens, scarves, and knit hats can be corralled neatly.
A simple tray (cookie sheets work great!) with pebbles, sea glass, or small stones is an instant solution for storing wet and muddy boots while keeping floors clean and dry.
To keep coats, sweater and backpacks looking their best, it’s a good idea to hang them up. Adding a hook or two for each member of the family is a great option for backdoor entry’s like the one pictured above.
You may not want summer to end (I know I don’t!), but by incorporating a couple of these ideas to your entry or mudroom, you’ll be prepared for fall!